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The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

John Blair and Brian Golding


This book's chapters honour a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting theme is the imprint of the church, especially the monastic church, upon society at large. The breadth of contributions range from the 8th to 16th centuries, with an emphasis on the later middle ages, looking at urban religion, monastic education, and the role of religious communities in stimulating economic growth. Westminster Abbey figures prominently, alongside chapters on the effects of the Dissolu ... More

Keywords: monastic church, religious communities, economic growth, Westminster Abbey, Dissolution, sanctuary, Matthew Paris, Robert of Knaresborough, medieval England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204404
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Blair, editor
The Queen's College, Oxford
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Brian Golding, editor
University of Southampton

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